Coronavirus – Student Advice & Updates
Coronavirus is now having a serious affect on people around the world. There are many ways to stay up to date and it’s important that you are aware of the impact that it is having on CIMA and your studies.
We advise that you carefully monitor CIMA’s Coronavirus Updates Page. On this page you will find some useful links for tracking the impact on exams and events in your specific location, as well as other useful advice that you may find helpful in the current situation.
27/03/2020 – May 2020 case study exams to go ahead!
As announced by CIMA, the case study exams for May 2020 are scheduled to go ahead. However, given the fact that test centres are likely to be closed for the foreseeable future, CIMA have announced that they are making plans for case study students to take the exams at home! More information is likely to be released by CIMA in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
07/04/2020 – Objective test exams starting soon!
The certificate and professional level objective test exams are scheduled to begin on Monday 4th May 2020. These exams will be home-based exams, so will be slightly different to the exams you are used to. Head over to the Pearson Vue website to try the practice tests (please note: you will need to be signed in to be able to view the practice tests).
22/04/2020 – Exam scheduling now open for remote exams
You can now book your remote exam. To do so, you need to follow the normal exam scheduling process via the CIMA website. You can book your objective test exams starting from 4th May and your May case study exams for the originally scheduled exam dates.
06/07/2020 – Exam centres reopening
Exam centres are finally beginning to reopen. You can find out if your local text centre is open by heading to the Pearson Vue website. Although test centres are reopening, remote exams will continue to be available. CIMA plan to keep the remote exams even after all test centres have reopened, giving you more choice with how you sit your exams going forward.
How are your exams affected?
Now that exam centres are closed, CIMA will be providing exams remotely. This means you’ll be able to sit your exams at home!
Already have an exam scheduled at a centre?
If you’ve booked your exam already at one of the exam centeres, then you should be eligible for a refund for this. You can then proceed with booking your remote exam.
Want to book an exam?
If you are looking to book an exam, then you can now do so as exam bookings opened on 22nd April.
To book your exam, follow the normal exam booking process on the CIMA site.
About the remote exams…
From Monday 4th May, CIMA exams will be available to sit remotely! Including the May case study exams (going ahead on the originally scheduled dates).
This is great news, as it allows you to finally make some more progress with your CIMA exams, after a long period of no exams since the coronavirus pandemic closed exam centres across the world.
There have been lots of questions about the remote exams, so to help you out CIMA have provided some really useful resources that we hope will answer any questions you might have:
Also, make sure you check out our CIMA remote exams Q&A here, where your questions were answered!
What does it mean for Astranti?
As a precautionary measure, our team members are now working remotely. This is to prevent any potential spread of infection throughout the company should any of our staff show any symptoms.
As an online business, we are still fully functional and do not expect to have to stop operations at any point throughout the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to support and offer you advice throughout your studies over the coming weeks and months.
Advice for home working & studying
If you will be working from home over the coming weeks you will need to be as effective as possible.
For lots of tips on balancing your work-life-study time at home, we recommend that you join our student-led Facebook groups. There is already lots of suggestions for you to incorporate into your own home-working, as well as many other CIMA exam hints and tips from both your fellow students and our Astranti tutors.
You can join the discussions in the groups below: